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Washington Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun - 10/1/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Connecticut Sun at Washington Mystics
Date & Time Tuesday October 1, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Entertainment and Sports Arena
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: Washington Mystics -8 -- Over/Under: 169.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics meet Tuesday in game two of the WNBA Finals at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.

The Connecticut Sun look to even up the series before heading home for game three on Sunday. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 81.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 14.6 points and 9.7 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 13.2 points and 3.8 assists. Alyssa Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Jasmine Thomas is dishing 5.1 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won six of their last 12 road games.

The Washington Mystics look to take a quick 2-0 series lead and inch closer to a WNBA title. The Washington Mystics are averaging 89.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds while Emma Meesseman is averaging 13.1 points and 3.2 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Aerial Powers is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 87.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics haven’t lost a home game since July 13.

The Sun are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 road games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mystics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Sun are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Washington and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Mystics last 5 overall. The over is 5-0 in Sun last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.

The Connecticut Sun shot 48.5 percent from the field and the Mystics turned the ball over 14 times, and Washington still won by nine points and covered the spread. The Sun have had issues on the road all season long, and the Mystics have been covering machines at home where they often make games not even close. We've also seen in past playoff series with the Mystics that they seem to only get stronger as the series drags out. The Sun had their chance in game one and struggled to close the gap. I'll take the Mystics in a comfortable victory. 

Pick:
Washington Mystics -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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